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  1. How to document sleeping on night shift
    I'll usually write "pt resting quietly; eyes closed, VSS, NAD at present". Depending on what pt has been admitted for (resp. distress, cardiac, etc) I'll do extra notes on that specific area as well.
    Jan 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Probiotics in the NICU? What's been your experience?
    It's been broached on my unit, but right now our standard is breastmilk/donated BM. It would be interesting if we could start a trial here; I'll be interested to see what other replies you get. Sorry...
    Jan 30, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. She actually said it! Yay for my instructor!
    Oooooh I remember that from nursing school. We had a chick in there who had had every single condition we ever studied, and if she didn't have it, her kids, her husband, or her BFF did, and the...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. IN licenesed RN looking to get CA RN license
    California and Indiana both participate in NURSYS (well, California does for RN licensure). Reciprocity is much easier to obtain this way, so check out this link:...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  5. Failed NCLEX 3 times and FINALLY passed!!
    Congratulations to you!
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Sometimes it's hard to tell a drug seeker from a patient in pain.
    And that I completely understand. I haven't worked in many situations where I would run into that particular behavior (ED I hear is a big one); I've done PACU and SICU (both situations where the...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Thoughts on using donor breast milk in NICU?
    We use donor milk for our preemies if mom can't express milk; I don't recall anyone refusing - what I find more worrisome is the indiscriminate/informal internet milk-sharing I've seen lately. One...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Sometimes it's hard to tell a drug seeker from a patient in pain.
    Lots of really good replies on this, and I've nothing really profound to add - only that if I have a patient saying he/she is in pain and I've an order for the meds, I'll give it. I'd rather a drug...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Recent ASN grad -- Perfect time to follow my dream and relocate across the country?
    I live in Tacoma (originally from southern IL). For some of the bigger hiring entities, you really need at least a year's experience - for example, Multicare hires for several of the area's main...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  10. I passed my first semester of LPN school!
    Congratulations! That first semester is usually the rough one; now you've a better idea of what to expect and how to study. Good luck in your upcoming classes!
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. Jeff Solheim -where can I buy his CEN CDs?
    He's on facebook too; Project Helping Hands also has a page. Someone there may be able to point you in the right direction!
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. The Dirtiest Word in Chronic Health Care
    Yes, yes, and YES... to the article and to all the comments thus far. I've sat on the nurse's side of this equation often enough, and yes, it was pretty easy for me to gaze at a patient and think...
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Working with student nurses
    I've been on both ends of this. I do recall being in clinical my first semester on a med-surg floor; my preceptor had a Foley to insert on a female pt and asked if I'd like to do it (of course I was...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New grad and I love my job!
    SWEET!! Amazing how the areas you think you wouldn't like/be good at are where you truly thrive :)
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. 2 PRN jobs?
    I was wondering what would be the best way to schedule two PRN jobs; I didn't know if most people set aside certain days/shifts with one agency, and then worked around that with the other, or just...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Level 2 CNA?
    Hello all (I'm the OP); I have no idea why this was moved to the Burn ICU forum - I originally posted this in 2009, and it was in the general nursing forum.
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. Transferring RN License from IL
    I'm waiting on the same thing here in Washington. I mailed in my verification request to the state of IL about four weeks ago; it's still not been received in Washington. I've emailed them and have...
    Sep 2, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
    OP, you did what was best for your patient, and what he wished ;). I have a hard time not asking a laboring mom if she wants any pain relief - even if her birth plan states "NO DRUGS!" in bold. ...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is it possible that the shortened RN training causes more anxiety for new grads
    I agree with the PPs who wrote that more clinical time would be helpful. When I was in school, we had a ton of class time compared to actual clinical hours, and the experiences available weren't...
    May 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Hospitals Shift Smoking Bans to Smoker Ban
    I think it's great to be able to go to most public places and not have to smell or walk through smoke. Sometimes, I think that smokers truly have no idea of the scent that clings to them. ...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Family just wants Grandma to die
    Meh; it would bother me... but unfortunately I have a tendency to have a bit of transference, especially with little ones and the elderly (what if this was my baby? What if this was my grandma?) Not...
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. how to start all the application for IL license
    If you haven't yet gone to; this link should help.
    Mar 1, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  23. Do you bag your bodies naked?
    At the facility I worked at during my first pregnancy, linens were left on for family, and when the funeral home came to retrieve the body, the linens were bagged and returned to us (this was a small...
    Mar 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How to talk with mom about breast cancer treatment
    Well, she's switching oncologists to someone closer, and hopefully I'll be back in the States in time to go on her first visit with. She'd had a complete hysterectomy 10 years ago and was on a pretty...
    Feb 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Ind State Univ. online RN to BSN
    I've been taking my grad classes through University of Illinois at Chicago - I believe their RN-BSN program is similar to ISU. With UIC, classes don't ever get cancelled - they're all online. You...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Indiana State University Online Nursing